18 December 2015

Participating in Rural Yi Peng

Loi Krathong coincides with a Lanna (Northern Thai) festival known as Yi Peng which refers to the full moon of the second month, according to the Lanna lunar calendar. Swarms of Lanna-style rice-paper sky lanterns are launched into the full-moon night sky. Prior to the big spectacle, the setting is joyful and serene as Buddhist monks perform chants during an on-stage ceremony. The festival is meant as a time for making merit (Thai: tham bun). During Yi Peng, many events are being held all over Chiang Mai Province: traditional Thai dance, colourful Yi Peng street parades, beauty pageants, muay thai and dance competitions, fireworks…

Matt Hahnewald; Facing the World; people; portrait; groupshot; night shot; colour; flash; Nikon DSLR D3100; 50 mm prime lens; Nikon SB-400; Asia; Southeast Asia; Northern Thailand; Chiang Mai Province; Mae Chaem; Yi Peng; street parade; Thai lady; beautiful; Lanna culture; make-up; red lips; golden Lanna lace dress; eye contact; tradition; world cultures; travel; travel destination; hair jewellery; gold; drop earrings; charming; smiling; Thai smile; teeth; false eyelashes; tarted up; hairdo; flowers in hair

Matt Hahnewald; Facing the World; people; portrait; head shot; night shot; colour; flash; Nikon DSLR D3100; 50 mm prime lens; Nikon SB-400; Asia; Southeast Asia; Northern Thailand; Chiang Mai Province; Mae Chaem; Yi Peng; street parade; Thai girl; beautiful; Lanna culture; make-up; red lips; eye contact; tradition; world cultures; travel; travel destination; hair jewellery; gold; drop earrings; charming; smiling; Thai smile; teeth; false eyelashes; hairdo

Matt Hahnewald; Facing the World; people; portrait; head shot; night shot; colour; flash; Nikon DSLR D3100; 50 mm prime lens; Nikon SB-400; Asia; Southeast Asia; Northern Thailand; Chiang Mai Province; Mae Chaem; Yi Peng; street parade; Thai girl; beautiful; Lanna culture; costume; make-up; flower in hair; red lips; necklace; eye contact; tradition; world cultures; travel; travel destination

Matt Hahnewald; Facing the World; people; portrait; head shot; night shot; colour; flash; Nikon DSLR D3100; 50 mm prime lens; Nikon SB-400; Asia; Southeast Asia; Northern Thailand; Chiang Mai Province; Mae Chaem; Yi Peng; street parade; Thai girl; beautiful; Lanna culture; costume; make-up; flower in hair; red lips; necklace; eye contact; tradition; world cultures; travel; travel destination

Matt Hahnewald; Facing the World; people; portrait; head shot; night shot; colour; flash; Nikon DSLR D3100; 50 mm prime lens; Nikon SB-400; Asia; Southeast Asia; Northern Thailand; Chiang Mai Province; Mae Chaem; Yi Peng; beauty contest; beauty pageant; Thai beauty; beautiful; Lanna culture; costume; make-up; flowers in hair; red lips; eye contact; world cultures; travel; travel destination; false eyelashes; tarted up; dolled up to the nines; necklace; drop earrings; village beauty; air balloons

Matt Hahnewald; Facing the World; people; portrait; head shot; night shot; colour; flash; Nikon DSLR D3100; 50 mm prime lens; Nikon SB-400; Asia; Southeast Asia; Northern Thailand; Chiang Mai Province; Mae Chaem; Yi Peng; beauty contest; beauty pageant; Thai beauty; beautiful; Lanna culture; costume; make-up; flowers in hair; red lips; eye contact; world cultures; travel; travel destination; false eyelashes; tarted up; dolled up to the nines; necklace; drop earrings; village beauty; air balloons

Matt Hahnewald; Facing the World; people; portrait; headshot; nightshot; colour; flash; Nikon DSLR D3100; 50 mm prime lens; Nikon SB-400; Asia; Southeast Asia; Northern Thailand; Chiang Mai Province; Mae Chaem; Yi Peng; Thai hilltribe costume; Thai hilltribe culture; Thai hilltribe headgear; street parade; Thai girl; traditional costume; eye contact; tradition; world cultures; travel; travel destination; festival; makeup; teeth; Miao people; H'mong headgear

Matt Hahnewald; Facing the World; people; portrait; head shot; night shot; colour; flash; Nikon DSLR D3100; 50 mm prime lens; Nikon SB-400; Asia; Southeast Asia; Northern Thailand; Chiang Mai Province; Mae Chaem; Yi Peng; Thai hilltribe costume; Thai hilltribe culture; Thai hilltribe headgear; street parade; Thai girl; traditional costume; eye contact; tradition; world cultures; travel; travel destination; festival; makeup; teeth; Bai headgear

Matt Hahnewald; Facing the World; people; portrait; head shot; night shot; colour; flash; Nikon DSLR D3100; 50 mm prime lens; Nikon SB-400; Asia; Southeast Asia; Northern Thailand; Chiang Mai Province; Mae Chaem; Yi Peng; street parade; Thai girl; beautiful; Lanna culture; Lanna costume; make-up; red lips; eye contact; tradition; world cultures; travel; travel destination; hair jewellery; gold; drop earrings; charming; smiling; Thai smile; teeth; false eyelashes; tarted up; hairdo

Matt Hahnewald; Facing the World; people; portrait; head shot; night shot; colour; flash; Nikon DSLR D3100; 50 mm prime lens; Nikon SB-400; Asia; Southeast Asia; Northern Thailand; Chiang Mai Province; Mae Chaem; Yi Peng; street parade; Thai girl; beautiful; Lanna culture; Lanna costume; make-up; red lips; eye contact; tradition; world cultures; travel; travel destination; hair jewellery; gold; drop earrings; charming; smiling; Thai smile; teeth; false eyelashes; tarted up; hairdo

Matt Hahnewald; Facing the World; people; portrait; head shot; night shot; colour; flash; Nikon DSLR D3100; 50 mm prime lens; Nikon SB-400; Asia; Southeast Asia; Northern Thailand; Chiang Mai Province; Mae Chaem; Yi Peng; beauty contest; beauty pageant; Thai beauty; beautiful; Lanna culture; costume; make-up; flowers in hair; red lips; eye contact; world cultures; travel; travel destination; false eyelashes; tarted up; dolled up to the nines; drop earrings; village beauty; hairdo; blue orchids; hair jewellery

Matt Hahnewald; Facing the World; people; portrait; head shot; night shot; colour; flash; Nikon DSLR D3100; 50 mm prime lens; Nikon SB-400; Asia; Southeast Asia; Northern Thailand; Chiang Mai Province; Mae Chaem; Yi Peng; beauty contest; beauty pageant; Thai beauty; beautiful; Lanna culture; costume; make-up; flowers in hair; red lips; eye contact; world cultures; travel; travel destination; false eyelashes; tarted up; dolled up to the nines; drop earrings; village beauty; hairdo; yellow orchids; hair jewellery; necklace; double portrait

Matt Hahnewald; Facing the World; people; portrait; head shot; night shot; colour; flash; Nikon DSLR D3100; 50 mm prime lens; Nikon SB-400; Asia; Southeast Asia; Northern Thailand; Chiang Mai Province; Mae Chaem; Yi Peng; street parade; Thai girl; beautiful; eye contact; tradition; world cultures; travel; travel destination; uniform; track marshal; beret; military hand salute; gesture; Thai army reserve force student

© Matt Hahnewald; Facing the World; people; portrait; head shot; night shot; colour; flash; Nikon DSLR D3100; 50 mm prime lens; Nikon SB-400; Asia; Southeast Asia; Northern Thailand; Chiang Mai Province; Mae Chaem; Yi Peng; street parade; Thai girl; beautiful; eye contact; tradition; world cultures; travel; travel destination; uniform; track marshal; beret; military hand salute; gesture; Thai army reserve force student

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